The collection contains clippings, flyers for events and facilities, guides and handbooks, memoranda and correspondence, newsletters, menus and prices, and recipes and other materials concerning Duke University's Dining Services.
The collection contains scrapbooks for which the creator and/or origin is unknown. They contain clippings, photographs, programs, invitations, and ephemera about Trinity College/Duke University people, athletics and speakers. Most of the photographs are unidentified regarding people, but many Trinity College/Duke University buildings can be identified. Nine scrapbooks pertain solely to Aycock House from 1945-1964.
The Duke Student Government Reference Collection contains files of clippings, articles, printouts, publications, and other materials about student participation in univerity administration through Duke Student Government. Topics include alcohol, elections, off-campus housing, proposals and resolutions, and presidents and officers. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
The Departments and Academic Divisions Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. This collection includes materials about departments, centers, programs, sections, institutes, cooperative programs (mostly Duke-UNC), and a few other units. These last ones are in the series titled "Others" and are things that did not fit anywhere else. For instance, School of Spanish Studies was not a school in the sense we now use the term. There are also files on the Woman's College and School of Nursing. The department is the basic academic administrative unit in Arts and Sciences, the Pratt School of Engineering, and the School of Medicine. Historically, other instructional and research units have included those designated as "Office of ..." and "... Laboratory," as in, for example, the Parapsychology Laboratory. Institutes, Programs, and Centers are academic units created to foster interdisciplinary work. Sections were created in 1988 to facilitate the development of new academic efforts of limited size in subject areas where the creation of a department was not warranted.
The collection includes printed matter, clippings, handbooks, newsletters, flyers, reports, lists of department administrators and other material for many departments/academic divisions at Duke University. Departments with larger amounts of material have their own reference collections. This collection ranges in date from 1904-ongoing.
Departments and Academic Divisions Reference collection, 1904-ongoing 4.5 Linear Feet — approx. 3500 Items
The Julian Abele reference collection includes articles, correspondence, clippings, printed and genealogical material, and other files related to Julian Abele, his work, his family, and African American architects.
The Board of Trustees Reference Collection is mainly comprised of clippings and lists of Board members. The first series, Duke University, features clippings on a number of Duke events and issues that affected the Board. The second series, Board of Trustees, contains lists of members, press reports, citations, and the "Trustee Manual."
The collection contains essays, articles, clippings, correspondence, reminiscences, and other published and unpublished matter including Bassett's article, "Stirring Up the Fires of Race Antipathy" (1903); a scrapbook, 1903-1904, kept by Trinity College officials with newspaper clippings documenting national coverage the case received; copies of letters by Theodore Roosevelt to Owen Wister (1906) commenting on the case and on Trinity; manuscripts of "My Recollections of the Bassett Trial," by Robert Lee Durham (1936), "The Bassett Affair: A Play in Six Acts," by Baird Straughan (1975), and "Crisis at Trinity" a play by John Merritt (1989); lists of related materials in other collections; various shorter articles and speeches including comments by Richard L. Watson and an address to the Academic Council by Terry Sanford; and materials from the centennial celebration of the Bassett Affair, collected by University Archives staff.
The collection includes invitations, clippings, scrapbooks, and an audio recording with remarks from several speakers at the events, including Terry Sanford and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans.
The Blue Devil Reference Collection contains files of clippings and other material about Duke University's mascot. Topics include the French mountain troops for whom Duke's mascot is named, the costume, drawings, history, public opinion, and copies of the handout, "Why a Blue Devil?" The collection also includes folders about uses of the Blue Devil name. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
The Campus Groups Reference Collection documents activities of formal and informal campus-based associations and groups of people, such as clubs and ethnic groups. The collection includes flyers and newsletters, memoranda, announcements, clippings, membership lists, financial records and other material.
The collection contains materials pertaining to Dr. Brodhead's inauguration as Duke's President, September 18, 2004.
The Chapel Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. It includes subject files ordered alphabetically on various subjects relating to the Chapel. Some prominent subjects include: administrative history of the Chapel; the organs (Aeolian, Brombaugh, Flentrop); calendar of events; carillon; Chapel choir; sarcophagi; special services/events; weddings; and windows.
The collection contains documents pertaining to academic and research matters at the University such as curriculum development, advising, academic and research support, interdisciplinary programs, consortia and cooperative programs, research centers, and so forth. The materials include handbooks, clippings, flyers, reports, and proposals. The bulk dates are 1964-1994.
The American Dance Festival Reference Collection includes clippings, announcements, programs, and other materials pertaining to ADF performances and events held on the Duke University campus. This materials was collected from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
Please note that the official repository for information about ADF is the American Dance Festival Archives.
The Directory of Academic Administration Reference Collection contains campus directories for the administrative, departmental, and professional schools of Duke University from 1958-1998. These directories include listings for: University Administration; Arts and Science; Trinity College; School of Engineering; Divinity School; School of the Environment; Fuqua School of Business; and School of Law.
The collection contains materials pertaining to academic ranking of Duke and other schools in the United States.
The Auxiliary Services Reference Collection contains reports, memoranda, publications, schedules, flyers, charts, news clippings and other materials about the operations of Auxiliary Services. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
The Awards Reference Collection contains files of clippings, flyers, lists, memoranda and other material concerning awards, prizes, medals, and other marks of distinction awarded by the University or by other organizations to members of the University community. Information spans the period from 1879 to the present. This collection does not include information about scholarships; see the Scholarships Reference Collection. Information about the awards listed here and also other awards can also be found in the records of the President and other administrative officers, and in the records of departments and schools. See, for example, the English Department records for information about The Anne Flexner Memorial Award for Creative Writing, or the Personnel Office Reference Collection for information about awards made to employees.
The Admissions Reference Collection contains files concerning admission and recruitment. Materials include class profiles and other statistics and compilations, memoranda, brochures, application forms, clippings, newsletters, reports, fact sheets and other publicly distributed material.
The Associations Reference Collection contains material about organizations other than the university, but with which university faculty, staff, and students have been involved. These organizations, which may be local, regional, or national in scope, include informal unincorporated associations as well as foundations and businesses. The forms of material present include correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed materials, news and magazine clippings, rosters, and forms. Major subjects include the Research Triangle, children's education, Durham's Trinity Park neighborhood, pluralism, and student government. The dates span the years 1927 to 1998 with the bulk being 1964 to 1989.
Flyers and posters, newspaper and magazine clippings, calendars, event programs and other materials pertaining to the arts at Duke and Trinity College. The bulk dates are 1972-2000. Includes a plan of the "Woodland Stage" at Trinity College along with programs and contracts for performances at Trinity by the Ben Greet Players and the Coburn Players, circa 1910-1916.
The Convocations Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. The collection includes primarily convocation programs, as well as some correspondence, flyers, and clippings relating to Opening Convocations at Duke.
The collection contains programs, transcripts or copies of commencement and baccalaureate addresses, invitations, announcements, honorary degree citations, instructions to participants, news clippings, lists of speakers, Bibles, sample diplomas, and other materials pertaining to commencement ceremonies. From 1850 through 1927, one folder typically holds materials from several years' ceremonies, whereas in more recent years, one's year's ceremony may take more than one folder.
The collection contains publications, fliers, reports, memos, handbooks, manuals, lists, clippings, and a bibliography. The collection is divided into six series: The End of Segregation, Black Faculty, Black Studies Program, Student Groups, Public Forums, and Clippings.
The first series, The End of Segregation, includes a bibliography, background materials about desegregation efforts, statistics, reports, and memos. The second series, Black Faculty, includes clippings, and a list of black professors, assistant professors, lecturers, non-tenure track instructors, graduate teaching and research assistants. The appendix to the list includes the Medical School and School of Nursing faculty.
In 1968, there were discussions on campus about establishing a black studies or Afro-American studies program, but no action was taken by the university. One of the demands of the students who took over the Allen Building on Feb. 13, 1969, was for the establishment of a fully accredited department of Afro-American Studies. On May 2, 1969, the Black Studies Committee submitted a proposal to the Undergraduate Faculty Council of the Arts and Sciences for the creation of the Black Studies Program and the courses were approved by the curriculum committee. Walter Burford was named program head in 1970. The third series, Black Studies Program, chronicles some of the history of this program and includes drafts of proposals, enrollment statistics, flyers, photocopies of clippings, and other materials.
The fourth series, Student Groups, contains materials from a variety of groups. Included are: the Afro-American Society, the Association of African Students, the Black Student Alliance, the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Black Fraternities and Sororities, and others. The fifth series, Public Forums, includes materials on a number of speakers, rallies, demonstrations, boycotts; one newspaper advertisement; and one Internet site. The sixth series, Clippings, contains mostly photocopies of newspaper articles. The clippings are from 1967-2001 and undated, and cover a wide variety of topics. Of note is a series of articles that appeared in the Chronicle, "Black and Blue: Blacks at Duke," Feb. 13-Feb.17, 1984.
The collection includes reports of the Duke University National Council of the Alumni Association (1947-1964), demographic statistics about alumni, newspaper clippings, brochures, offers, and newsletters. Major subjects include the Loyalty fund, local alumni associations and clubs, travel, continuing education in the Alumni College, merchandise, and programming by regional or city-based alumni clubs.
Artifacts, memorabilia, pins, awards, textiles, and other materials, either related to or produced by Trinity College and Duke University or collected by Trinity College Historical Society or other offices and individuals as historical curiosities. Includes academic apparel from university leaders, athletic memorabilia, commemorative plates, and shoulder patches from the Armed Forces units that Duke alumni served in.
Collection includes lists, inventories, correspondence, clippings, notes, memoranda, photographs, and other materials generated 1915-2005 and related to art and artifacts owned by Duke University, including information on the portraits of the Trustees of The Duke Endowment in the Gothic Reading Room painted by Douglas Chandor. Other artists represented include Charles S. Wiltschek, John Da Costa, Mary Lyde Hicks Williams, Norval H. Busey, Irene Price, Cedric Egeli, Simmie Knox, John A. Furlow, and Nelson Shanks.
The Duke University Museum of Art Reference Collection contains clippings, exhibit catalogs, a docents' manual, articles, flyers, and other materials about the Duke University Museum of Art, and later the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
The Athletics Reference Collection contains files of clippings, articles and essays, printouts, publications, and other materials about Duke athletic programs. Topics include revenue and non-revenue sports, cheerleaders, fan behavior, fundraising, the Hall of Fame, Duke Olympians and other athletes, and sports promotions. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
The Duke University Anniversaries Collection is divided into four series, arranged by anniversary. 50th Anniversary (1924-1974) of the founding of Duke University series includes correspondence, planning materials, programs, meeting minutes, financial statements, printed matter, and clippings created by the 50th Anniversary Steering and Advisory Committees. Materials range in date from 1973 to 1975. The 75th Anniversary (1924-1999) of the founding of Duke University series includes logos, a commemorative mailing cancellation stamp, a press release, and a sound recording of a speech given by John Koskinen on the Y2K conversion. Materials range in date from 1999 to 2000.
The 100th Anniversary (1838-1938) of the beginnings of Duke University series includes printed materials, correspondence, Centennial Fund records, a diary, publications, invitation lists, congratulations from other institutions, and several complete packets of centennial celebration materials. Also included is a time capsule, labeled: "1939-2039. A collection of items presented to the President of Duke University at the Centennial Celebration, April 22, 1939; not to be opened until the occasion of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the institution." Materials range in date from 1937 to 1939. Finally, the 150th Anniversary (1838-1988) of the beginnings of Duke University series includes articles, printed matter, correspondence, clippings, subject files, photographs, programs, and financial materials. Major subjects include Sesquicentennial Celebration planning and events, the historical marker for Brown's Schoolhouse, and the plaque and maintenance of the Trinity College Memorial Gazebo in Randolph County. Materials range in date from 1988 to 2000 (bulk 1988-1989). The collection also includes a program from the Centennial Celebration of the relocation of Trinity College to Durham, 1992.
Contains newspaper clippings, administrative memoranda and correspondence, and committee reports pertaining to an administrative controversy at Duke. Among the people and committees represented are Duke President Arthur H. Edens, Professor Paul M. Gross, chairman of the Board of Trustees Norman A. Cocke, the University Council, and a special committee of the faculty.
The University Finances Reference Collection contains files of publications, reports, news clippings, and memoranda related to the University's investments, fundraising, budgeting and other financial matters. Major subjects include fundraising campaigns, and endowment management. The collection includes several publications produced to explain the University's finances to students.
The Firsts Reference Collection contains materials pertaining to the first instances of notable happenings in areas such as sports, employment, degrees awarded, and similar subjects.
The Graduate School Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. It includes printed matter, clippings, newsletters, reports, memoranda, and statistics. The collection ranges in date from 1958-ongoing.
This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. It includes reprints of articles and a speech written by Durden about Duke University, the Duke Family, and The Duke Endowment as well as a bibliography of selected works by Durden and clippings. The material ranges in date from circa 1965-2001.
The Duke University Press Reference Collection contains clippings, reports, forms, correspondence, brochures, and catalogs that pertain to the history and operation of the Duke University Press. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. The materials in the collection date from 1922-ongoing.
This collection contains files about the activities of the Union's administrative body and its programming committees. The collection includes clippings, flyers, calendars, program schedules, publicity postcards, printed budgets, newsletters, and form letters. The bulk dates are 1980-2000. Topics include regular Union programming and special events such as SpringFest, OktoberFest, and scavenger hunts.
The collection contains materials pertaining to celebrations, exhibits, conferences, symposia, lectures, meetings, visitors, and other events such as Parents' Weekend, the British-American Festival, and seasonal celebrations. Information about campus events will be found also in the records of sponsoring bodies, such as the Duke University Union, and academic departments and divisions.
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, registers, handbooks, newsletters, flyers, news clippings, and other printed and manuscript material concerning the activities of faculty, services for active and emeriti faculty, relations between the faculty and students and the faculty and the administration, salaries, and other matters. The bulk dates of the material are 1960-1990. The materials include a list of women faculty (1936-1952), and copies of faculty newsletters and faculty handbooks. Cataloged copies of the handbooks and newsletters are available.
The Duke University Medical Center Reference Collection contains clippings, handbooks, reports, newsletters, and other printed material relating to Duke University Medical Center its departments, employees, and other related matters. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
The School of Engineering Reference Collection contains files of clippings, articles, bulletins, reports, publications, and other materials about the School of Engineering. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
The Duke Endowment Reference Collection contains addresses, clippings, ephemera, news releases, information on the Duke Endowment archives housed in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, as well as various newsletters, reports, and yearbooks concerning the Duke Endowment and Duke Power. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research
The Freshman Life Reference Collection contains orientation handbooks, brochures, flyers, newspaper clippings, memoranda and other materials concerning the first-year student experience. Major subjects include orientation and orientation planning, summer reading lists, and Duke University traditions. Materials include a letter, 1965, to incoming students from Sam Southern, Class of 1966, advertising the Official Duke blazer; a traditions handout, ca. 1956, ascribed to Ken Albrecht and Don Duffy, and a copy of volume 1, no. 1 of The Imp, a freshman newsletter for the Class of 1954. There are cataloged sets of the orientation handbooks.
The collection contains files of memoranda, clippings, and other printed materials about the origins, programs and administration of the Fuqua School of Business.
The Ephemera Collection includes event tickets, dining hall placemats, football game tickets, receipts, decals, pins, meal books and tickets, programs, photographs, and other materials related to student life at Duke. Many materials date from the 1930s, and include invitations to dances, student fee receipts, programs to music performances, and a Duke University Handbook. Placemats were used in Woman's College dining hall, and depict campus buildings designed by Woman's College faculty member G. Hope Summerell Chamberlain. The collection also includes a few photographs of the campus and student life in the 1930s. Also included are some materials related to class reunions and alumni, including an alumni guide to campus.
This artificial reference collection contains profiles, handbooks, correspondence, clippings, flyers, newsletters, composite photographs, and miscellaneous writings pertaining to fraternities and sororities at Duke University. Materials range in date from 1931-2001.
This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. It includes the general history of Founders' Day, lists of speakers (1926-2006), recipient lists for various honoraries including: the University Medal for Distinguished Meritorious Service at Duke; Distinguished Alumni Award; distinguished Teaching Awards; University Teacher/Scholar Award; Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award; Howard Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award; and Humanitarian Service Award. The collection also has speeches/remarks/sermons/ programs for the Founders' Day celebrations throughout the years (1901; 1916; 1930-2006), as well, as a scrapbook of the 1956 Founders' Day celebration that commemorated the 100th anniversary of James Buchanan Duke's birth.
Collection contains programs, invitations, speeches, lists of members, menus and other materials relating to the operation of the Founders' Society. Materials present range in date from 1980-1997.
The University Archives Photograph Collection consists of approx. 51,000 photographic prints, negatives, slides, illustrations, and a few daguerreotypes. The majority of the collection was generated by Duke University News Service, Duke University Photography, student publications, and university publications. The collection is arranged into four series: People, Activities, Buildings, and Separated Photographs. The People Series (33 boxes, approx. 16,500 items) includes portraits and other photographs of individuals related to Duke University, such as presidents, trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and visitors. The Activities Series (44 boxes, approx. 22,000 items) consists of photographs of University groups and events, including commencements, reunions, athletic teams, academic departments, campus demonstrations, student activities, and other group photographs. The Buildings Series includes scenes of Duke University's West and East campuses, the Trinity College campuses (Durham, N.C. and Randolph County, N.C.), campus facilities, campus architecture, Durham, Randolph County, and other related buildings and locations. The Separated Photographs Series (3 boxes, aprrox. 1,000 items) consists of images separated from other University Archives collections for preservation and access.
The collection ranges in date from 1937-1938 and includes a brochure, articles and 2 framed plate patterns.
Proceedings, brochures, agendas and other materials pertaining to the history, mission and operation of the Office. Proceedings of "Unity through Diversity" functions constitute the bulk.
Office of Intercultural Affairs Reference collection, 2000-ongoing 0.5 Linear Feet — approx. 100 Items
The Libraries Reference Collection contains files of clippings, memoranda, publications, reports, statistics and other material about the Duke University libraries, their history, administration, staffing, policies, and collections. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
The collection contains clippings, some administration lists, newsletters, reports, and printed matter for several parts of the Nicholas School of the Environment, including the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Dept. of Geology, and the Marine Laboratory. Also included is information on Duke Forest. The collection ranges in date from 1930-ongoing.
Nicholas School of the Environment Reference collection, 1930-ongoing 1 Linear Foot — approx. 200 items
The reference collection contains the annual reports for the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation from 1970-2008 (incomplete). It also includes a report about an exhibit entitled "Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Thirty Years of Philanthropy" hosted in Duke University's Perkins Library and a program from the 1974 dedication of the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building.
The collection includes newsletters, brochures, memoranda, clippings, statistics, reports, forms, printed matter, and other material concerning the University's public image and its management. The bulk dates are the 1960s to the 1990s. Among the items are blank reporting forms sent to faculty and staff to submit information for publicity; "Leads and Angles, Slants and Features: a handbook prepared for newspaper, magazine, and feature writers visiting Duke University," (April 1939); "Whom, Me?" a complication of national publicity following Professor A.C. Jordan's comments about Americans' poor grammar (1966); a series of publicity cards and statistics sheets, circa 1971, about the University and its various attractions including the Chapel, Gardens, Medical Center, and Art Museum; and "Duke Information Places Outside the Library Systems", a pamphlet apparently produced by the East Campus Library staff in 1980. Subjects include news staff assignments and facts and statistics about the University. In December of 1972, the News Service's director, Don Seaver, asked his staff to contribute items to a "Duke Facts" binder notebook. This binder included statistics, brief write-ups of the University and selected departments, class profiles, brochures, lists of several kinds, and other sorts of information. The binder was kept updated through the early 1980s. It is now stored in two file folders.
Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations Reference collection, 1939-1998 0.5 Linear Feet — 300 Items
The Undergraduate Publications Board Reference Collection includes a list of Pub Board publications (past and present) a general history of the organization, as well as clippings, histories, lists of editors, flyers, and other materials relating to individual publications. Folders are also present for the Bassett Fund and the Blackburn Literary Festival. The Bassett Fund finances public lectures, defrays honoraria for the Blackburn Literary Festival, and supplements new undergraduate publications. The Blackburn Literary Festival honors the spirit of sharing and love of literature embodied by Professor William Blackburn.
The School of Law Reference Collection contains subject files pertaining to various topics particular to the School of Law; some subjects/formats include: admissions, clippings, first female law student, student produced publications, first year law classes, bulletins, reports, and curriculum. The collection begins in 1930 and is ongoing.
Collection contains materials such as newspaper clippings, flyers, publicly-distributed memoranda, form-letters, and agreement books pertaining to the organization and unionization of Duke's non-academic employees. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
This collection contains clippings, student papers, correspondence, minutes, reports, audiotapes, and a manual concerning the proposed Nixon presidential library at Duke University. Contains personal correspondence of Terry Sanford and various Academic Council and Board of Trustees members, as well as correspondence to and from the Council and Board as a whole. Also included are minutes and tape recordings from Academic Council meetings, reports made to the Political Science Department and the Environmental Concerns Committee, and a chronology of events from July through September 1981. Clippings from local and national publications are arranged chronologically. Two student papers are included (1982 and 1985). General presidential library information includes a briefing book, handbook, and period publications from other presidential libraries. Also contains an inventory and processing manual for the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Materials, provided by the National Archives and Records Service. Materials range in date from 1981-2001.
Contains negatives and some matching prints of University-related subjects, including people (i.e. faculty, trustees, students, etc.), buildings, construction, schools and departments. While dates range from 1855-1995, it is necessary to note that the majority of the negatives are copy negatives, rather than originals. While a good number of original negatives are included in this collection, the user should be aware that some of the corresponding dates refer to when the copy negative was made, not when the original picture was taken. In most cases, it is noted on the negative sleeve if the negative is a copy or an original. Furthermore, users should be aware that some negatives are of published material. For instance, several pages from the Chanticleer and the Chronicle were photographed and the negatives were kept. On some of the sleeves, users will find notes presumably made by the photographer regarding print quality.
An attempt was made to bring a cohesiveness to the negative collection for easier patron and staff access. The negatives are arranged in the following series: Subject Negatives, General Negatives, Building Negatives, Construction Negatives, Faculty Negatives, Medical Center Negatives, and Numbered Negatives. The Numbered Negatives are copy negatives pulled from the larger University Archives Photograph Collection. Any future additions to the negative collection will follow the numbering format.
The Program in Women's Studies at Duke University is dedicated to exploring gender identities, relations, practices, theories and institutions. The collection includes clippings, flyers, newsletters, conference material, and program information.
The collection contains Christmas cards sent by various University units, including the Presidents Office, the Primate Center, the Stores, and many others. Many cards depict scenes of the campus. The collection has been used by various offices for inspiration in the design of cards.
The Office of Human Resources Reference Collection contains files of memoranda, personnel policy notices, employee handbooks and newsletters; policy manuals; news clippings, brochures, and other printed materials. The collection is organized in five series: 1) Management 2) Personnel Department 3) Awards 4) Training 5) Benefits
Collection includes an invitation and remarks made by Nannerl Overholser Keohane for the 1997 James B. Duke Society Gala Recognition Weekend.
The Jazz and Big Band Reference Collection contains clippings, promotional material, records, correspondence, and other material about the history of jazz at Duke University. Topics include information on Duke's various student jazz ensembles and big bands, visiting musicians who performed at Duke, the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, the North Carolina International Jazz Festival, and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
The University Archives Poster Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources. The collection consists of approximately 1,600 posters, event calendars, programs and flyers publicizing various campus events, including movies, lectures, literary events, musical and theatrical performances (including Hoof 'N' Horn, Duke Players, and Duke Drama), concerts (including Duke ensemble groups and outside major attractions), art exhibitions, and festivals. Also included are athletic team posters, including football, women's basketball, and men's soccer. Dates of the posters range from 1935 to the present, but a majority of the posters ranges from 1970-1989.
The University Archives Postcard Collection spans the years 1905 to the present, but many of the postcards are undated. The approximately 500 black and white and color postcards depict various buildings and campus scenes of Duke University (East and West Campuses) and Trinity College including the Duke Chapel, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, dormitories, statues and administration buildings. Also included are a few postcards of the Duke Homestead and various Duke residences. The collection is arranged alphabetically, with the exception of Box 2 which consists entirely of loose oversized postcards and souvenir folders. Selected images from the collection have been digitized and are available in the Duke Yearlook photoset on Flickr.
The University Archives Web Archive Collection consists of approximately 450 website snapshots comprising 3.1 terabytes captured between 2010 and the present. The majority of the collection are Duke University-affiliated sites, either built on domains owned by the University or on external platforms by affiliated offices, departments, or organizations.
The collection is arranged into eight series: Administration, Academics, Athletics, Public Relations, Student Organizations, Campus Controversies, Miscellaneous, Publications, and Student Activism. The Administration Series includes websites of Duke administrative offices and units. The Academics Series includes websites of academic colleges, departments, and programs, as well as research institutes, interdisciplinary programs, and materials related to faculty. The Athletics Series includes websites of the Duke Athletics program as well as student-run club athletics. The Public Relations Series includes websites related to Duke's communication with employees, the government, students, and the general public. The Student Organizations Series is the largest grouping in the collection, and includes websites of general interest groups, the Greek system, honors societies, selective living groups, arts organizations, political and social cause organizations, religious and cultural organizations, service organizations, and student government. The Campus Controversies Series includes websites collected about controversial events involving Duke and its student body. The Miscellaneous Series consists of several websites that do not fit into the above series.The Publications Series consists of the websites of various publications produced by Duke and Duke-affiliated organizations. The Student Activism series consists of websites, social media content, and individual blog posts and online articles related to various movements on campus led by students.
Due to the size of the collection, the techniques and tools of web harvesting, and the evolving nature of the Internet, some websites have been crawled more comprehensively than others and are represented more faithfully than others.
Collection includes materials concerning scholarships and fellowships awarded by the University and notable scholarships won by Duke students. Present are newspaper clippings, memoranda, notices, brochures, lists of scholarships, fellowships, and winners and other material. Scholarships include Alumni Association, Angier B. Duke, athletic, Barry M. Goldwater, Benjamin N. Duke, Braxton Craven, Churchill, Duke-North Carolina Honors, the Faculty Scholarship Fund, Fulbright, James B. Duke Fellowships, Luce, MacArthur, Madison, Marshall, Mellon, Nanaline Duke, North Carolina Scholarships, Presidential Fellowships, Reginaldo Howard, Rhodes, Richard M. Nixon, Robertson, Rotary Foundation, Trinity, Truman, University Scholars, and other awards.
See also scholarships and fellowships under department, programs and divisions.
Collection contains materials, including an annual report, bibliographies, a course syllabus for Introduction to the Civilizations of Southern Asia, fliers, a monograph, a newsletter, and reprints, together forming a reference collection for the program. There are a few duplicates.
Program in Comparative Studies on Southern Asia Reference collection, 1965-1978 0.5 Linear Feet — 350 items
The collection features a variety of materials documenting the Vigil at Duke University from April 5-11, 1968. These materials originate from numerous sources and were compiled by University Archives staff for teaching and research. The first series, Subject files, contains primary documents, including announcements, flyers, publications, handouts, correspondence, reports, and ephemera; media coverage including press releases and clippings; personal papers and a diary about the Vigil from John Blackburn, Kenneth Clark, John Strange, and David Henderson; and analyses and materials relating to the anniversary and reunion of the Vigil in 1988.
The Sound recordings series features five audiotapes made by a Duke student during the Vigil. Additional sound recordings can be found in the Related collections series. These collections include the WDBS broadcast recordings and the University Archives Photograph Collection, and they provide further audio and visual documentation of the Vigil. The WDBS records feature eleven audiotapes of radio broadcasts on events during the Vigil. The Photograph Collection includes over twenty black and white photographs of the Vigil, one color photograph, and numerous negatives, contact prints, and slides.
Contains small collections of materials from Duke University undergraduate living groups, federations, associations, and governing councils. [Information on greek organizations can be found in the Fraternities and Sororities collection.]
This collection consists of publications that feature photographs and drawings of the Trinity College and Duke University campuses along with descriptive text. The publications were sent to prospective students and used in publicity and fundraising.
Contains files of clippings, memoranda, artwork, textiles, and printed materials concerning the history, development, and use of the University seal, shield and other emblems, and trademarks, insignia, the school color, and the motto, "Eruditio et religio ".
This artificial collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, diary excerpts, printed material, articles, account books (ledgers), roll books, gradebooks, and official records pertaining to Union Institute, Normal College, and Trinity College in Randolph County, N.C.
Included are account books accounts of student "tuition & contingency," bible, book, boarding fees, paper, and ink purchases. Several volumes include the signatures of students. Roll books contain students' names, courses, attendance, assignments, and grades. Accounting for faculty fees and payments are also included.
The collection contains files of clippings, reports, publications, flyers, and other material concerning the University's relationships with, impact on, and service to the city and county, and the region. The bulk dates are 1965 to 1995. Major topics include education, financial matters (including taxation), transportation, and student service to the community through organizations such as Kazi Ya Sanna ("work of art" in Swahili, 1997) and CHANCE (Concern and Help for the Advancement of Needy Children through Education, 1987). Major programs covered include the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership and the Education Improvement Program, a project funded by the Ford Foundation to assist Durham schools. Durham neighborhoods figuring prominently in the material include Edgemont, Walltown, and Trinity Park. Notable items include an 1894 statement titled "Relations of College and Community;" "The Third Side of the Triangle: Duke University's Interaction with the Community and Region," a 1969 report about the University's public services; and campus publications such as The Duke Community Reporter.
The collection contains printed matter including brochures, bulletins, hymns, etc. as well as correspondence and subject files on Trinity College (Durham, N.C.). The provenance for most the material is unknown and was put together in this collection by Archives staff for research and reference use. The material ranges in date from 1889-1992.
The collection contains files concerning a variety of subjects common to academic institutions. The materials present include memoranda, lists and compilations, brochures, news clippings, articles about the University, and manuscripts. Major subjects include university history and governance, tuition and financial aid, pluralism, and transportation and parking. Among the notable subjects is a 1975 fact-finding trip to China led by Mrs. Terry Sanford.
The Division of Student Life Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. It includes an administrative history of the Division of Student Affairs, reports regarding East Campus enhancement, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender concerns, Greek life, various newsletters devoted to the departments, and other miscellaneous materials.
Collection contains news clippings, flyers, brochures and other material pertaining to student life at Duke. Topics include health, sexuality, safety, and financial issues.
Reports, subject files, housing proposals, policy statements, regulations, newspaper clippings, flyers, brochures, announcements, handbooks and guides for resident advisors, dormitory floor plans, correspondence, memoranda and chronologies of changes in residential life, 1920s-1990s. Major subjects include residential planning and programming, on- and off-campus housing, housing for graduate and professional students and married students, the administration of residential life, federations and other housing arrangements, the work of resident advisors and faculty-in-residence, experimental living-learning arrangements, and non-Greek houses and associations. Groups represented include Association of Independent Houses, the Council of Federation Presidents, the West Campus Community Council, and various committees.
The Religious Life Reference Collection contains files of clippings, brochures, memoranda and other material concerning the religious life of the University community. The bulk of the material concerns student religious life. The handbook, Religious Life, Duke University, 1954-1965 (incomplete run) includes descriptions of student religious organizations, events and programs. Materials in the collection pertain to both local and national religious organizations active at the University. Among the national organizations represented are The Campus Crusade for Christ; United Campus Christian Fellowship, and United Student Fellowship. Local groups represented include campus chapters of denominational organizations, and the Coalition on Chapel Policy, a committee formed in 1979/80 to advocate for changes in the Chapel’s administrative procedures after University Minister Robert Young dismissed Assistant Minister Helen Crotwell.
The Student Activism Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. Collection contains materials pertaining to student movements and protests at Duke University. Materials present include flyers, clippings, publications, petitions, chants and slogans, and other printed material. Major topics include: civil rights; human rights; the Vietnam War; and corporate divestiture in South Africa. Materials in the collection date from 1934 and are ongoing.
The Wartime at Duke Reference Collection contains material about the effects of war on the University and the University's contributions to war efforts. The collection include publications of the University and other organizations, reports, memoranda, notices, programs and announcements, flyers, clippings, and other material. Other organizations represented include the American Council on Education and American Women's Voluntary Services, Inc.
The bulk of the collection (three folders) consists of copies of memoranda, letters and reports cited by Donald E. Stone in his article, "The Organization for Tropical Studies: A Success Story in Graduate Training and Research" published in Tropical Rainforests: Diversity and Conservation, Frank Almeda and Catherine Pringle, eds. (1988), along with a copy of the Stone article. These materials are in three folders. A fourth folder contains news clippings about the organization, 1979-1985.
Collection contains correspondence, (notably between Charles Jones Soong and Tse Vung Soong (son); Franklin D. Roosevelt to Tse Vung Soong) publications, clippings, and articles concerning Charles Jones Soong. Most of the materials consist of photocopies of the originals and transcription is provided for select materials.
The Songs and Cheers Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. It includes songs, cheers, and yells from Trinity College (Duke's predecessor) and Duke University as well as clippings and papers regarding copyright and the history of Duke's alma mater and fight song.
The TCAS Reference Collection contains published materials including newsletters and brochures, lists, handbooks, and clippings, and memoranda from the Deans. It includes some material from Arts & Sciences prior to the formation of TCAS. Among the subjects are curricular programs for first-year students, the role of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, faculty publications, editors of journals, and house courses, and information for parents.
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Reference collection, 1963-ongoing 1 Linear Foot — approx. 300 Items
The University Reports Reference Collection contains major reports concerning accreditation, university administration and governance, strategic planning, the curriculum, facilities, and student life. There are cataloged copies of many of these reports.
The University File Reference Collection contains files of memoranda, clippings, brochures, booklets, proposals, reports, and other documents by or about the University's administrative offices, divisions, and other non-academic and non-research units. The collection is arranged topically: central administration; accounting and business; safety and security; technology and telecommunications; miscellaneous offices. It includes materials about defunct units the responsibilities of which were absorbed by other units.
The University Policies Reference Collection contains University policy manuals, policy statements, updates, memoranda, and news clippings pertaining to the University's operating policies and policies affecting student life, and reactions to these policies. See the container list for specific subjects. Materials pertaining to the severe weather policy and other personnel policies will be found in the Office of Human Resources Reference Collection.
The Student Organizations Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. It contains subject files, flyers, clippings, along with some organizational records of undergraduate, graduate, and professional student organizations. It does not include fraternities, sororities, affiliated religious organizations, student housing groups, or groups only associated with Trinity College (-to 1924). Materials in this collection date from 1913 onward.